Guidance: national minimum standards and direct payment support services

Author:
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
Publisher:
Care Quality Commission
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
2p.
Place of publication:
London

This guidance clarifies the role of the Care Quality Commission in regulating the new direct payment support schemes. using the Nregulating agencies which recommend workers who support individuals with personal care needs. Where the agency merely recommends workers, but does not act as their employer, the agency is exempt from many of the requirements set out in the National Minimum Standards under section 23 of the Care Standards Act 2000. Annex 1 provides guidance on how to intepret the National Minium Standards for Domiciliary Care Agencies in order to regulate for the new direct payment support services.

Subject terms:
independent living, regulation, social care provision, standards, adult social care, direct payments;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
England

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